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4 Weeks to a Clutter Free Home: Challenge #4

4 weeks challenge

After a slow end to my day yesterday, I’m hopeful today will be a bit more productive. I do have haircuts on the agenda, so that will cut into my time a bit but I should still be able to complete everything on my list…I hope! The tasks for today should be completed with the idea of accomplishing the goals you set up for the week (see Challenge #1 if you missed the details).

Challenge #4

  • Look at your list of weekly goals and come up with a specific list of 4-5 things you can accomplish today. Don’t spend a ton of time on this step, just use your weekly goals a reference, and narrow down from there how you plan to accomplish at least one of those goals.
    • My list for today includes finishing up the spare bedroom. I need to clean out the dresser drawers and shampoo the carpet.
  • Find 5 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, put them in a bin designated for donation items or in a garage sale box. You can also give them to a friend or list them to sell, but make it a goal not to hang onto anything for more than a week. If it doesn’t sell, donate it.
  • Set a timer for 15 minutes and do a quick clean of your bedroom. Throw out any trash, put away items that are not where they belong, vacuum or sweep, and make your bed!

If you feel you are not very good at setting your own goals and making lists, feel free to follow my plan. Work on your an extra room in your home today (or a kids room if you don’t have a spare room), along with the other bullet points, and tomorrow we will have a new area to tackle!

Keep in mind, I do work a full time job outside the home, so all of these tasks are designed to be easily completed regardless of your other commitments. 

 

 

(Please note: I am not an expert in organization by any means. I simply did a lot of research online and found many many resources on how to accomplish what it is I am looking to do. From there I came up with my own plan for what I thought would be a great way to achieve the goal of an organized home in four weeks. Feel free to take all the time and energy I put into researching this and try to organize your own home!).

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4 Responses to 4 Weeks to a Clutter Free Home: Challenge #4

  1. Jennifer Young August 23, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    I love all of these declutter ideas. Finding 5 things to get rid of would be a great thing for me to do today!

  2. Emily @ Baby Dickey August 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Ughhhh, I so need to do this!! I’m totally a list maker so I should try starting with that… and I love the idea of setting a timer! Off to check out your other challenge posts.
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